And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation] (2 Corinthians 9:8 AMPC).
God’s plan is for His children to have abundant supply. I’ve searched the Scriptures and I find no place where it gives us the idea that poverty, lack and want might be God’s will; there isn’t even a suggestion of that in the Bible. Recall that even the devil blamed God for making Job rich and blessing him with great substance (Job 1:9-10).
You have to embrace the reality that your financial or material prosperity is important to God. He said in 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” Think about that!
Then Job 22:24-25 says, “Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust…and thou shalt have plenty of silver.” If you ever wiped a table clean of dust, you’d observe that after a while, dust settled again on the surface. It paints a picture of the kind of prosperity God’s people are called to experience—an unending and abundant supply.
It brings to mind the words of David in Psalm 23:1-2, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures….” That’s the way to think. You’re plugged into an unending supply. This has nothing to do with the country where you live; it’s the life you’ve been called to in Christ Jesus.
Recall again what we read in our opening scripture. God doesn’t want you conscious of need. You’re an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “…all things are yours.” Your heavenly Father owns the whole world and has willed it to you because you’re Abraham’s seed: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29).
Choose the joyful, prosperous life in Christ. Don’t see your job or business as your source of livelihood but as a medium to bless others. In Christ, you’ve been brought into the life of superabundance; acknowledge and enjoy your inheritance.
Dear Father, you’re gracious and kind. I thank you for making me a joint-heir with Christ; the world belongs to me. I choose to live the joyful, prosperous life in Christ, for all things are mine, and nothing good is withheld from me. I dwell in the realm of superabundance and my life is a manifestation of your love and grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1-year bible reading plan
Matthew 3; Genesis 6-8
2-year bible reading plan
Acts 6:9-15; Nehemiah 6